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Ian Kaminsky - Santa Barbara PsychologistIan Kaminsky, Ph.D.

Professional Profile

Dr. Ian Kaminsky’s ability to connect with individuals of all types provides a comforting and supportive environment to explore and improve his client’s mental health. He specializes in addictive behaviors and habits. He has worked in the field of human services since 1990 and has worked as a counselor and supervisor in a multitude of settings including Cottage Hospital's Psychiatric Services and UC Santa Barbara’s Alcohol & Drug Program.

As Director of UCSB’s Alcohol & Drug Program from 2001 to 2010, Ian Kaminsky researched, developed, and implemented 3 alcohol and drug intervention programs for young adults unlike any other programs in the country. The programs help a wide range of young people – from experimental drug users, to those who need addiction treatment and recovery services. These specialized programs work because they are designed and tailored for the issues and culture of young people today.

Ian Kaminsky’s programs for college students and young people have been awarded the honor of Model Program by the US Department of Education. Over the course of the last decade, Ian Kaminsky has spoken at numerous national conferences teaching other institutions about his cutting edge approach to treating drug and alcohol abuse with young people.

Now fully devoted to his private practice, Ian Kaminsky is helping individual clients of all ages with a wide variety of personal problems. He’s helping them overcome painful barriers and reach their life’s potential. Let him help you today.


Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Dissertation: The Landscape of Addiction – a phenomenological inquiry into the lived experience of being addicted

Masters in Counseling Psychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute

B.A. in Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Licensure and Academic Training


Iris Kaminsky - Santa Barbara PsychologistIris Kaminsky, Ph.D.

Professional Profile

Iris Kaminsky received her Masters in Education and Clinical Psychology from UCSB
and Antioch University, respectively. She continued her education at UCSB and received
her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She has since spent over 12 years as District
School Psychologist for Santa Barbara School District.




Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
UC Santa Barbara

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University


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